Christianity in the Greco-Roman world : a narrative introduction
Background becomes foreground in Moyer Hubbard's creative introduction to the social and historical setting for the letters of the Apostle Paul to churches in Asia Minor and Europe. Hubbard begins each major section with a brief narrative featuring a fictional character in one of the great cities of that era. Then he elaborates on various aspects of the cultural setting related to each particular vignette, discussing the implications of those venues for understanding Paul's letters and applying their message to our lives today. Addressing a wide array of cultural and traditional issues, Hubbard discusses: • religion and superstition • education, philosophy, and oratory • urban society • households and family life in the Greco-Roman world
Epistles of Paul; Social scientific criticism;
Family, Life Course, and Society | History of Christianity
Hubbard, Moyer V. (2010). Christianity in the Greco-Roman world : a narrative introduction. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic.